Jury for the IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary

    Eneos Çarka

    Eneos Çarka is a creative documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, where he pursues his PhD studies in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. He was awarded an MA in Film Studies from University College London and he graduated from DocNomads Masters on Creative Documentary.

    Çarka’s films have screened at numerous festivals, galleries, and cultural events such as IDFA, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin in Musée du Louvre, DokuFest, and Festival dei Popoli among others. He pays particular attention to issues of representation, experimenting with various approaches to documentary cinema. He also programs the documentary sections at Tirana International Film Festival.

    Viola Gabrielli

    Viola Gabrielli is an experienced international media consultant specializing in content and talent scouting, as well as programming for markets and festivals worldwide within the children’s media industry. She provides broadcasters, world sales and creative producers with a bespoke service to find the right business partners.

    Gabrielli currently works as Head of Program for Kids Kino Industry, an annual international co-production and pitching event for kids and youth media content. In this role she also oversees Kids Kino Lab & DOCS, two international development workshops for young audience content. Besides she is the animation feature program delegate for the Shanghai International Film Festival.

    Shamira Raphaëla

    Shamira Raphaëla is a director based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her films, including Lenno and the Angelfish (2017), Daddy and the Warlord (2019), Our Motherland (2019) and Shabu (2021), have been screened at A- list festivals such as Hotdocs and Vision du Réel.

    Raphaëla has been awarded numerous international prizes, including two IDFA Awards and a Special Jury Mention at the Berlinale. Domestically her work has been recognized with two Golden Calfs for Best Documentary. In 2022, Raphaëla made her fiction debut with the drama series Sihame.

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